Sometimes we want to send a message on WhatsApp to a contact and we realize that they don’t have the app installed. Here we explain how to invite a friend to join WhatsApp.
Believe it or not, although WhatsApp hit one billion users and set a new record, there are another 6 billion people in the world that are not exploiting the massive potential of the instant-messaging app. Among them, you’ll probably find a friend, a relative or even your loved one missing the opportunity to be surprised with amazing images with quotes to share on special occasions. Luckily, you can open your friends’ eyes easily as the developers have implemented a feature to easily invite someone to join WhatsApp on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
In order to chat with someone through the application, both of you must have it installed on the phone. You don’t have to add your friend on WhatsApp like you do on Facebook; if a contact stored in your phone book has the app installed, you will automatically be able to send messages to them.
How to see if someone has WhatsApp installed
To see if someone has WhatsApp installed, open the app and go to Contacts. Tap on the name of the person you wish to check, and you will see the WhatsApp icons to send a message or call beside the phone number like in the following image.
How can I invite my friends to join WhatsApp?
To send a WhatsApp invitation to your friends, simply go to Contacts and select the friend you wish to invite. If they are not using WhatsApp yet, you will see “Invite to WhatsApp” on the screen like in the following image. Just click on it and send the message with the link to download the app.
On Android: click on Contacts, scroll to the bottom and tap Invite Friends.
On iPhone: click on Favorites, scroll down to the bottom and tap Invite Friends to WhatsApp.
On Windows Phone: click on All, pick the contact you wish to invite, click on More and then tap Invite to WhatsApp.